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NEW YORK - The Dodgers won four consecutive games and failed to gain ground on National League West-leading Arizona, winners of eight in a row.
On Thursday night, an opportunity to gain ground on the division leader turned into a disastrous 7-3 loss to the Storm in front of 2,572 at the Diamond.
Kagan Research finds the number of multichannel TV markets positioned to experience hyper-competition will grow from 22 in 2006 to 47 by 2011 as digital cable, IPTV and digital terrestrial (DTT) services gain ground.
The last time USC played here, Van Raaphorst was a bright-eyed freshman just trying to gain ground on starter John Fox.